Curriculum Resources

The Curriculum for Excellence

Curriculum for Excellence aims to achieve a transformation in education in Scotland by providing a coherent, more flexible and enriched curriculum from 3-18.

www.educationscotland.gov.uk/thecurriculum/whatiscurriculumforexcellence/

Principles and practice

The principles and practice document is essential reading for teachers as they begin, and then develop, their work with the statements of experiences and outcomes. It sets out the purposes of learning within the curriculum area, describes how the experiences are organised, and offers guidance on aspects such as learning and teaching, broad features of assessment, progression and connections with other areas of the curriculum.

www.educationscotland.gov.uk/Images/expressive_arts_principles_practice_tcm4-540037.pdf

Experiences and outcomes

The title 'experiences and outcomes' recognises the importance of the quality and nature of the learning experience in developing attributes and capabilities and in achieving active engagement, motivation and depth of learning. An outcome represents what is to be achieved.

They apply to the totality of experiences which are planned for children and young people, including the ethos and life of the school and interdisciplinary studies as well as learning within curriculum areas and subjects.

www.educationscotland.gov.uk/Images/expressive_arts_experiences_outcomes_tcm4-539863.pdf

Art and design

This link provides access to advice and guidance for the new National Qualifications and support materials for the current NQ course. It also links to external educational websites and to the SQA pages for art and design

www.educationscotland.gov.uk/nationalqualifications/subjects/artanddesign.asp

Craft and design/design manufacture

This link provides access to advice and guidance for the new National Qualifications and support materials for the current NQ courses. It also links to external education websites and to the SQA pages for craft and design.

www.educationscotland.gov.uk/nationalqualifications/subjects/craftanddesign.asp